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Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro Confirmed To Launch On October 19 with Google Tensor Processor

After months of rumors and speculations, Google has officially announced October 19 as the launch date of the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Last month, Google confirmed that the Pixel 6 series will be powered by the company's own Tensor SoC instead of the Whitechapel chip that was previously reported.

The Google Pixel 6 is expected to feature a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate while the Pixel 6 Pro features a 6.71-inch curved OLED display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and 3120 × 1440 pixel resolution.

Google Pixel 6 Pro Renders
Renders of the upcoming Pixel 6 Pro...

The smartphones will be powered by Google's Tensor processor and will run on Android 12 out of the box. The Pixel 6 is expected to pack 8GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB storage options while the Pixel 6 Pro packs 12GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB storage options. 

In the camera department, Google Pixel 6 is rumored to feature a dual-camera setup on its rear that includes a 50MP Samsung GN1 primary sensor accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide Sony IMX386 camera. On its front, it houses an 8MP selfie camera in a punch-hole notch. 

The Google Pixel 6 Pro on the other hand is expected to feature a 50MP Samsung GN1 primary sensor accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide Sony IMX386 camera and a 48MP telephone camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor. At the front, it houses a 12MP Sony IMX663 sensor in a punch-hole notch.

Google Pixel 6 Series Launch Teaser

Both smartphones offer 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC as connectivity options. 

According to speculations, Google Pixel 6 will be launched with a 4,414mAh battery with 33W fast charging and wireless charging support. The Google Pixel 6 Pro is tipped to pack a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. 

Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro Expected Specifications 

Specs

Google Pixel 6

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Display 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate6.71-inch (3120 x 1440 pixels) curved pOLED display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
ProcessorGoogle Tensor processor (2x 2.80GHz Cortex-X1 + 2 x 2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55) with 848MHz Mali-G78 GPUGoogle Tensor processor (2x 2.80GHz Cortex-X1 + 2 x 2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55) with 848MHz Mali-G78 GPU
Storage8GB RAM, 128GB / 256GB  storage12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB / 256GB / 512GB storage
Operating SystemAndroid 12Android 12
SIMDual SIM (nano + eSIM)Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
Rear Camera50MP rear camera with Samsung GN1 sensor, f/1.85 aperture, 12MP Ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 4K video recording at up to 60fps50MP rear camera with Samsung GN1 sensor, f/1.85 aperture, 12MP Ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 48MP telephoto camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, 4X optical zoom, 4K video recording at up to 60fps
Front Camera8MP front camera12MP front camera with Sony IMX663 sensor
FingerprintIn-display fingerprint scannerIn-display fingerprint scanner
Dimensions158.6mm x 74.8mm x 8.9mm163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm
Audio USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakersUSB Type-C audio, Cirrus Logic CS35L41 amp, Stereo speakers
Connectivity5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, ultra-wideband (UWB), GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
Battery4614mAh battery with 33W fast charging, wireless charging5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging
Google Pixel 6 Renders
Renders of the upcoming Google Pixel 6...

The Pixel 6 is expected to be launched at a retail price of €649 (US$ 752 / Rs. 56,104) while the Pixel 6 Pro is rumored to cost €899 (US$ 1042 / Rs. 77,715) in Europe. The online event on October 19 starts at 10 AM PDT (10:30 PM IST), and the phones are rumored to go on sale starting October 28.

Google already stated that the smartphones will be launched in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Germany, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

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